A food and wine match

BV Gourmet second chef Chris Pearce makes pickled beetroot for harvest meals.

11:42 AM  It's been a challenging harvest, not just for the vineyard workers, but for those who feed them. If you call 25,000 meals challenging.

Unsold bales fill up woolsheds

Wool bales are sitting around unsold across the country.

Farmers hold onto their wool in hopes a low market will rebound after Chinese interest cools.

50 years of farming revolution

Of the transforming factors of Canterbury agriculture, irrigation is way out in front.

Keith Woodford reflects on half a century of farming change in Canterbury and expects to see more.

Battle of the brothers

Brothers Tom, Fergus and Sam Lourie, Takapau, getting in a bit of fencing practice in the lead up to the TeenAg national ...

Three Central Hawke's Bay brothers have qualified for the TeenAg national final.

One man's rabbit plague stand

Tokanui pest hunter Buster Leith with his hunting dogs Sue and Ben.

Buster Leith wanted to get rid of all the rabbits in Tokanui before retiring.

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opinion

An old fashioned 'stitch up'

Brad Markham takes aim at Sunday journalist Cameron Bennett's story The Price of Milk, calling it "gutter" journalism, ...

 OPINION: Sunday has an anti-dairying agenda and it's time its funding was cut.

50 years of farming revolution

Keith Woodford reflects on half a century of farming change in Canterbury and expects to see more.

Any luck with the water, mate?

Those who pen abuse behind an alias

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

Fewer cows and more milk

Otorohanga dairy farmer Laurie Pottinger dropped his stocking rate by 26.5 per cent over 10 years.

10:46 AM  Fat, happy cows are the priority on Laurie Pottinger's farm.

Blame government, not dairy farmers

The dairy industry is feeling the heat from its wide array of critics.

26042017-NZF Hauraki contract milkers Dipika and Vijay Patil with daughter Ira, aim to become official Kiwis this year.

Award salutes plucky move

 A young couple who left family and friends behind in India are losing no time making their mark dairy farming downunder.

advice

Blame government, not dairy farmers

Government is putting in place retrospective regulations, Peter McDonald says.

The dairy industry is feeling the heat from its wide array of critics.

The lowdown on drones

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

How much dry matter do you need to feed?

The rule of thumb for stock units

There's always useful "rules of thumb" that can quickly let you assess issues, Graham Butcher writes.

aquaculture

Blue mussel throwaways to become food, fertiliser

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to ...

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Are salmon farms really popular?

Sounds resident claims thousands of people are against the farm relocation plan, but they made joint submissions.

King shag live in rocky colonies in the outer Marlborough Sounds, but fly into the inner Sounds to feed.

Shag enters salmon wrangle

Fears for king shag food source if salmon farm plan goes ahead.

beef

Ironing out angus sire selection wrinkles

North Otago veterinarian and beef breeder Neil Sanderson, a strong advocate for a new sub-index system for commercial ...

An angus beef breeder and veterinarian has a new way of selecting the best sires.

Beef and lamb help correct iron deficiency

World Iron Awareness Week is getting a big push from Beef + Lamb NZ marketing supremo Rod Slater.

Silver Fern Farms' proposal to consolidate its Waitoa and Paeroa bobby calf processing facilities would result in the ...

SFF's Paeroa plant to close under proposal

No jobs to be lost in proposed plant closure as Silver Fern Farms looks to consolidate its Paeroa and Waitoa plants.

Sheep

Meat chiefs plot strategy

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton.

11:08 AM  New Zealand's two big meat co-ops, Silver Fern Farms and Alliance Group have both had new CEOs at the helm for the past two years, each charged with improving returns to their farmer-shareholders. Dean Hamilton and David Surveyor talked to Tony Benny.

Top prime ewes reach $151

The bidding stopped at $151 for seven prime ewes at Coalgate.

Wool bales are sitting around unsold across the country.

Unsold bales fill up woolsheds

Farmers hold onto their wool in hopes a low market will rebound after Chinese interest cools.

cropping

High country beekeepers buck trend

Alison and Peter Bell and son Tom working bees in the Mackenzie Country.

Mid Canterbury's high country beekeepers elude a horror honey season.

Water users face new regime with trepidation

Ecan is reviewing minimum flow and potential water allocation restrictions in the Fairlie Basin. This is making some water users nervous.

Bob Mehrtens, winner of the reversible competition at the NZ Ploughing contest at Kirwee, Canterbury

Timaru ploughman off to Germany

Ploughing stalwart Bob Mehrtens from Timaru will represent New Zealand at the world ploughing contest

agribusiness

A food and wine match

BV Gourmet second chef Chris Pearce makes pickled beetroot for harvest meals.

11:42 AM  It's been a challenging harvest, not just for the vineyard workers, but for those who feed them. If you call 25,000 meals challenging.

$30m kiwifruit venture sets up Maori future

10:41 AM  Anne Boswell talks to those championing Maori land that was once written off as unproductive.

Otorohanga dairy farmer Laurie Pottinger dropped his stocking rate by 26.5 per cent over 10 years.

Fewer cows and more milk

10:46 AM  Fat, happy cows are the priority on Laurie Pottinger's farm.

Discovery

Keeping the cows in good nick

Sarah Dirks ??? DairyNZ Developer in Animal Productivity team

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

School 'failure' to top scientist 

A Tongan scientist who struggled at school is now at the cutting edge of his field.

Hannah McKerchar studies the changes in the treatment of milk proteins.

From law books to test tubes

A former commercial lawyer has found more excitement in the laboratory, she tells Jarrod Booker.

rural women

Manawatu dairy women talk about budgeting

Build your budget workshop. Dairy Women's Networks, Manawatu convenor Lisa Hicks (left) and workshop facilitator Jodie ...

Manawatu farmers, sharemilkers and contract milkers learn why it is important to do the year ahead's budget.

Walking with classroom carers for equality

OPINION: Education support workers should be paid at least as much as prison guards. They don't have pepper spray to defend themselves.

Proud to be part of Rural Women are Carol Wyllie, Roger and Aynsley Langford, Minty Henderson, Joyce and Jock Wyllie at ...

Proud to be rural women

Rural Women promote strong, vibrant and healthy communities today.

Video

Mixed reality to topple training

In a few years, anyone could throw on a pair of 'smart glasses' and become an instant manufacturing expert.

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